Welcome to the tropical paradise of Phuket, where azure waters, golden sands, and a vibrant culture await. If you have just three days to enjoy on this island (though ideally, look to spend longer!), here are some insights that will help you plan your trip.
For a convenient base and a seamless experience, consider staying at a property near Phuket Boat Lagoon and Phuket Town. An ideal choice for travellers would be NH Boat Lagoon Phuket Resort which offers comfort-filled rooms as well as complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, perfect when you need to go online. Such properties also have dining options and a kids’ club, which will be great for those travelling with little ones along with access to a nearby ice rink, spa, and shopping arcade.
North Phuket & Phuket Town
For your first day, look to enjoy soaking up some local culture and visiting beaches in North Phuket; city hotel options near the marina of the Boat Lagoon offer easy access to the Old Town home to Sino-Portuguese shophouses, Chinese shrines, museums, and the Sunday Walking Street Market. Make time to also soak up the sun at idyllic shorelines including the Surin, Laem Singh and Naithon beaches; after the sun has set, consider some souvenir shopping at the lively Chillva Market too.
South Phuket & Nightlife
Prepare for more coastal bliss by heading to some popular beaches in and around South Phuket; these include the beaches of Patong, Kata and Karon where you can work on your tan or try some exciting water sports. For amazing views, head to the Karon Viewpoint, while making time to also visit key cultural attractions such as Phuket Big Buddha and Wat Chalong. When the stars come out, head back to Patong Beach and nearby Bangla Walking Street home to plenty of bars and clubs to party the night away!
For day three, set aside time to enjoy some island-hopping escapades. Amongst the best things to do in Phuket is to enjoy excursions to the stunning Phang Nga Bay, famed for its many islands, limestone karsts and emerald waters; you can also visit James Bond Island, and kayak through mangrove forests. Alternatively, you can plan a trip to Phi Phi Islands, a tropical paradise renowned for its clear waters and vibrant marine life, while scuba divers have enthralling underwater wonders to discover too.